A teacher at Albion Middle School drove away with the grand prize in the Burt Brothers Tire & Service “The Teacher Who Does It Better” contest. And here is what Amy Olsen won: A two-year prepaid lease on a shiny 2010 Nissan Rogue and a $1,000 Visa card for classroom supplies.
In addition, Olsen, who has worked at Albion Middle for eight years, will receive free routine maintenance on the vehicle, including oil changes and tire rotation, all courtesy of the contest organizers.
Olsen was surprised Tuesday with the vehicle and Visa card. Students and faculty anxiously awaited her arrival at the cafeteria, where they were gathered to announce her win. Band students trumpeted her entrance; others held sign congratulating her on being chosen to receive the top prize.
“I am thrilled. I am so excited,” Olsen said after she was presented with the gifts in front of the cheering student body and faculty. “You guys are my strong point, the reason why I strive to be a good teacher.”
In the tradition of “American Idol” and “Dancing With The Stars,” the public was asked to vote for the teacher who has gone above and beyond the call of classroom duty. Contest organizers say the vote tally played a big part in determining which teachers received the first, second and third prizes.
The giveaway was organized by Burt Brothers; KSL Newsradio; FM 100.3; Utah’s Classic 103.5 The Arrow, and KSL-TV Channel 5.